fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Can. Pours a deep, deep amber that looks almost black in the right light. Head is off-white and pours nicely, thins out quickly. Can definitely taste caramel and a nice touch of hops. It hides the alcohol well, but packs a bit of a punch. Good beer.
wildbeercat (267) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can into a tulip glass; served cold.
Aroma: Cookies and booze. Caramel and chocolate malt. It’s pretty heavy-smelling.
Appearance: Dark, cola-colored body with a dissipating head.
Taste: Chocolate and mild coffee. A little boozy but not too bad. Pretty roasty.
Palate: Medium-full body with a moderate heavy malt finish.
Overall: Pretty good stuff! Nice and malty and really tasty.
ThreeCats (486) - ISRAEL - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear mahogany with a nice light-coffee colored head. Aroma rich and creamy, with whiff of bubblegum. Caramel, toffee, dark sweet fruit, milk chocolate. Very nice. Taste complex and sweet with an alcoholic spike at mid mouth and a roasted caramel finish. Nuts, caramel, toast with honey, coffee. Pretty awesome beer.
BVukelich (15) - Algona, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can. Not too much of a head. Color is dark brown, mid to high 30s SRM. Left very solid lace. Aroma was mildly sweet but the high alcohol is apparent and you definitely enjoy it on the taste. No bitterness. The alcohol leaves a warming flavor as it goes down and almost acts as a topical on the roof of the mouth. Medium viscosity is enjoyable on the palate as it lingers. Great Scotch ale that seems stronger than the 8 it claims. I would buy again and can recommend to anyone wanting a wee heavy.
thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a nice foamy top. Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is wonderfully malty with notes of sweet bread and caramel. Backend is a bit of smokey peat and alcohol. Very good.
carlb (98) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliantly clear, red-mahogany, with a short-lived tan head. Deep, rich malty nose with suggestions of candy sugar and grape-nuts. Rich, enveloping, malty palate balanced by a reserved hop bitterness. Decent Belgian lace forms. The ABV provides warmth and is noticeable. Tastes like a heavy should! Sweet, delicious, rich, and satisfying. You can have too many!
lhns03 (61) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly my favorite OB Brew. Old Chub pours a rich, dark, amber/brown. A nice creamy, tan-brown head with good lacing. Aromas are deep and roasty. With lots or crystal malt for caramel and some nice almost chocolate notes. Flavors are slightly sweet with a mild bitter finish. The mouthfeel is creamy and luscious with moderate carbonation and a lingering alcohol warmth. Delicious!
Stephen_S (3) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, bread, nuts, roasty old chub is fantastic. Poors slightly darker and Is 8% abv. High alcohol blended with strong roasted malt, sweet on the tips, tastes great and is really manly. I mean I feel like I can fight 10 hobos and whoop at least half of them before I spilled from my old chub can.
queenholly (2415) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Non-descript malt and light soapy aroma. Deep mahogany with a huge, thick creamy tan head. Sweet molasses and earthy malt flavor with a very subtle bitterness in the finish.. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1030) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Nitro. Pours a dark amber almost brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Some spice. Flavor has lots of caramel. Some dark fruits. Very sweet. Medium body. Very nice.
Taosmax (25) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown w/ red highlights. Lt tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of caramel, molasses, raisins, herbs and vanilla. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavors of vanilla, smokey malts, brown sugar and alcohol notes. Will be picking this up more often!